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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 27, 2009 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favourite authors ?

3 of my favorite authors:

Paul Auster:

(Try 'Brooklyn Follies'; Music of Chance and Leviathan are excellent--anything by him is.)

Philip Roth: (Read 'The Human Stain' if nothing else)

TC Boyle: ('Tortilla Curtain'; World's End; Budding Prospects; Drop City....he's a can't miss writer.



Recent books I loved:

"How I Became a Famous Novelist" by Steve Hely...one of the funniest books I ever read.

"Bad Monkeys", if you love paranoid conspiracy thrillers.

"Gone Away World", by Nick Harkaway, for one of the greatest blends of thriller/Sci-Fi/Spy/Action/Philosohpical mind-F*** novels EVER.

"Monsters of Templeton", by Lauren Groff, for a great character-driven family-history, small-town novel full of ideas and (slight) mysticism.

"Last Last Chance" by Fiona Maazel...hilarious, drug-addled protagonist narrator blends dark humor with thoughts on life, love, and a plague that could wipe out mankind.

I also read "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" by Le Carre, having always meant to...its reputation as one of the great spy novels ever is well-deserved.

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Poster: qbividp Date: Nov 27, 2009 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favourite authors ?

also try

Ken Kesey
William S. Burroughs
Gladys Swan
and
Richard Brautigan

This post was modified by mmjCZar on 2009-11-27 20:14:04